Roosevelt’s Director of its national network Joelle Gamble wrote in The Hill:
Young people today are growing increasingly distrustful of institutions, including political parties. According to data from the Pew Research Center, Americans aged 18 to 33 are significantly more likely to identify as political independents than other generations. We still see the potential for government to provide for Americans, but given the influence of money in politics, political gridlock, and a culture of detrimental brinkmanship, we also believe that government today is not working as well as it needs to be. The question remains: can any of our 2016 presidential hopefuls really represent a movement for reform?
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